Arsenal vs Man City
Arsenal vs Manchester city
The apprentice welcomes his former boss to the Emirates Stadium for a Premier League title race.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal play host to Pep Guardiola’s Man City for a spot at the top of the table contest tonight.
The Gunners are seeking to avoid a third league game without a victory, while the citizens could knock the North Londoners off their slot at the summit should they claim maximum points in the capital.
While they have hopes of lifting their first Premier League title after more than two decades remain firmly, Arsenal have experienced somewhat of a glitch from their usual high standards in the recent weeks, with a defeat at Everton followed by a draw at home to Brentford.
It took only four minutes for Leandro Trossard to score his first goal after coming off the bench just after an hour mark, but Arsenal’s side were victims of an error from VAR which failed to spot an offside positions, and the latter ultimately teed up Ivan Toney for a 74th-minute equaliser.
Arsenal have sat at the top of the table since November, but their once eight-point lead has now been cut to just three after dropping points in their last five matches, and their unbeaten home run will be put to a test by the reigning champions in a few hours.
Defeat against man city would not be a complete disaster for Arsenal and their title hopes with 16 league matches still their including a game in hand on their rivals, but a statement victory ofcourse would provide a major boost for Arteta’s side heading into a favourable run of seven-successive fixtures against all the top six clubs in the premier league.